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Feel like

The structure feel like can mean ‘want’ or ‘would like’. In this sense it is often followed by an –ing form.

I felt like crying. (= I wanted to cry.)
I felt like running away. (NOT I felt like to run away.)
I felt like laughing.
I felt like singing.
I felt like eating something.

Grammar notes

There is a difference between felt like and felt as if / though.

Compare:

I felt like dancing. (= I wanted to dance.)
I felt as if I was dancing. (= It seemed as if I was dancing.)

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